Sunday, September 10, 2006

Vampire & Fantasy Books Become Musicals

StreetPoet recently met another vampire from Istanbul, Valoyassa, a lady of the darkness. She informed us about "the musical approach" to our most favorite books which run their show on stage (not on screen).
The first one, which unfortunately concluded it's Broadway run on 28th May 2006, is one of the most anticipated musicals ever, "Lestat the Musical: Die Young, Live Forever". As our beloved Anne Rice's first book to become a Broadway musical, "Lestat the Musical" is also the first collaboration between Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The show also won two Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award. For the ones (that is "us") who missed, there's still an indefinite date for a stage recording that includes the famous song from the musical: "Sail Me Away".
The second one is a big hit in all categories (books, movies, OST etc.): The Lord of The Rings. The musical inspired from the J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy will be shown in London Theatre Royal, Drurylane. The show is put on stage by Matthew Warchus and Shaun McKenna. The ticket prices for the show are between 15-60$. It's a great chance to see some dancing and singing hobbits this time.
Thanks Valoyassa.